The getaway we took to Big Bear Lake to celebrate my birthday was all that I could have asked for- a family adventure that satisfied my soul.  We’re soaking up these last weeks of summer with everything we’ve got!  More of our vacation snaps after the jump, if you’d care to see!  XX- Sarah 

We rented a pontoon boat for a couple hours of fun on the lake!  It was so easy to drive and we were able to see the entire lake, spend some time drifting in the middle of the lake with the engine off and if it hadn’t been so windy we would’ve snuck in a swim.  Next time I think we’ll pack a picnic lunch and tack on a couple more hours. We’re already plotting a trip back with some friends, and I’ve got hopes of giving stand up paddle boarding a go!

We started our day with an early morning hike and had the trail to ourselves!  Bean went ape.  She loves nothing more than running amuck in the woods.  And Nugget was a short legged champ, she refuses to let a little thing like her small stature stop her from fully enjoying the great outdoors.  Family hikes are the best!

Our first night in Big Bear we watched the sun set over the lake.  Nothing beats fresh air, a sunset, and the quiet that only a sleepy little mountain town can provide.  Big Bear, you have our hearts.  Hope to see you again soon!